About Team Around the Child
Team Around the Child (TAC) offers Early Help and support for children as
soon as we have a worry about them. TAC is how different people and
services work together to help children and their families at any point in their
lives to prevent or reduce difficulties before they become too difficult.
Is my child the right age for TAC
Yes, TAC supports children and young people before they are born until their
19th birthday. Young people with additional needs can continue to receive
TAC support up to their 25th birthday.
Who will do this work with my family
You choose who you would like to be the Lead Professional, they will support
you and your child through the TAC. The Lead Professional will be someone
who works with children and knows your child. They may remain the same
person or change if your situation changes. Together, you and the Lead
Professional, invite other professionals you would like to support your family
What questions will be asked
The Lead Professional will talk to you about what you and your child are
worried about. They will also ask who is in your child’s life that make things
easier. Together you will talk about what needs to happen to lessen these
worries and where to start. Your child will play an active part in this and will
share their feelings to them and when things begin to feel better.
How long will the TAC stay open
The TAC will stay open while it is making a positive difference for your child.
The TAC closes when all goals are met, or the child/family feel the team
approach is no longer needed.
Can I bring someone with me
Absolutely, ideally someone who knows your child well. This may be family
- EHA (Early Help Assessment) – this is a process used to discuss your child’s need and what support you want for them.
- TAC (Team Around the Child) – A group of people, including you and your child, who work together to support your child.
- LP (Lead Professional) – The person who is your main contact, coordinating the support and offering further advice.
Information about your family will not be shared without you agreeing to this unless there is a safeguarding concern.
If you are worried and you feel a child is at risk of harm, please telephone our customer services centre, 01522 782 111
For further safeguarding information Lincolnshire Safeguarding Partnership
For further information around services supporting families in Lincolnshire, please visit the Family Services Directory